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Dr. Facebook Fever
07-09-2005, 08:01 PM
I don't understand why they won't make Shaun Alexander a long-term contract offer. Yes, I know they've put the franchise tag on him for this year but what is it about him that makes them seem so willing to piss him off and possibly lose him? He was second in the league in rushing last year, two pro-bowls and a td machine for them... and he's only 28. He has plenty of good production left.

He says he wants to stay in Seattle, he's the cornerstone of your offense and they don't act willing to do themselves a favor and lock up a great player at a key skill position just to save a little money for one year.... IF he even plays this year and isn't holding out.

I just don't get it.

Mile High Mania
07-09-2005, 08:09 PM
I'm guessing that he's got an attitude wearing them out... remember the crying he did about falling a yard short of Martin for the rushing title last season? That screams of a "me" guy at a time they were headed to the playoffs.

Yeah, he's loaded with talent and I would think you have to pay him, but maybe they think Maurice Morris can be just as good in that system. I dunno.

They likely also thought they could get a sweet trade for him. I imagine it will get worked out.

RedThat
07-09-2005, 08:16 PM
I don't understand why they won't make Shaun Alexander a long-term contract offer. Yes, I know they've put the franchise tag on him for this year but what is it about him that makes them seem so willing to piss him off and possibly lose him? He was second in the league in rushing last year, two pro-bowls and a td machine for them... and he's only 28. He has plenty of good production left.

He says he wants to stay in Seattle, he's the cornerstone of your offense and they don't act willing to do themselves a favor and lock up a great player at a key skill position just to save a little money for one year.... IF he even plays this year and isn't holding out.

I just don't get it.

I agree with ya...i dont understand it either....it moves like these, that makes ya think why they havent won a playoff game in a while

the Talking Can
07-09-2005, 08:23 PM
I'm guessing that he's got an attitude wearing them out... remember the crying he did about falling a yard short of Martin for the rushing title last season? That screams of a "me" guy at a time they were headed to the playoffs.


yeah, that was a bad scene...I really liked him as a player but that was ugly...

am I wrong in thinking that was the draft we took Sly Morris and Alexander slipped down to Seattle?

RedThat
07-09-2005, 08:27 PM
yeah, that was a bad scene...I really liked him as a player but that was ugly...

am I wrong in thinking that was the draft we took Sly Morris and Alexander slipped down to Seattle?

you are correct sir...that was the draft, April 2000

Mile High Mania
07-09-2005, 08:29 PM
yeah, that was a bad scene...I really liked him as a player but that was ugly...

am I wrong in thinking that was the draft we took Sly Morris and Alexander slipped down to Seattle?

http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/years/2000

Actually, KC took Sly 2 picks after Alexander...

Ron Dayne and Thomas Jones went ahead of him (as did Jamal Lewis).

Denver rocked out with Deltha O'Neal about 4 picks prior... granted, they were still hoping Davis could return. Oakland could have had Alexander, but they needed a kicker I guess.

the Talking Can
07-09-2005, 08:32 PM
http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/years/2000

Actually, KC took Sly 2 picks after Alexander...

Ron Dayne and Thomas Jones went ahead of him (as did Jamal Lewis).

Denver rocked out with Deltha O'Neal about 4 picks prior... granted, they were still hoping Davis could return. Oakland could have had Alexander, but they needed a kicker I guess.

ahhh, ok...now I remember hoping he would fall...


shit, you guys got Gold in the 2nd...we got Bartee....

SoCalBronco
07-09-2005, 08:38 PM
Joe...thoughts?

Dr. Facebook Fever
07-09-2005, 08:39 PM
I'm guessing that he's got an attitude wearing them out... remember the crying he did about falling a yard short of Martin for the rushing title last season? That screams of a "me" guy at a time they were headed to the playoffs.


I'd forgotten about that. I admit I'd be a bit pissed if I was him too. There is no call imo for them not letting him get that yard or two. I suppose he was due a bonus or something if he was the leading rusher. If that's the way the franchise is I'd just tell them to **** off.

RedThat
07-09-2005, 08:41 PM
ahhh, ok...now I remember hoping he would fall...


shit, you guys got Gold in the 2nd...we got Bartee....

Bartee was even projected to be drafted according to some scouts. Even if he was, he woulda been like a 6th or 7th rder. Apparently, the Chiefs really reached for him. I dont know what our FO was doing at the time before he was selected...They musta smoked some real heavy sh*t.

Ultra Peanut
07-09-2005, 08:43 PM
Yeah, I remember really wishing we could get Alexander and being pissed when he went right before us.

As for Seattle, they seem to be quite high on MoMo.

the Talking Can
07-09-2005, 08:45 PM
Bartee was even projected to be drafted according to some scouts. Even if he was, he woulda been like a 6th or 7th rder. Apparently, the Chiefs really reached for him. I dont know what our FO was doing at the time before he was selected...They musta smoked some real heavy sh*t.

maybe our worst draft pick ever, unless Sims never wakes up...but we got Wesley in the 3rd from a tiny school..that was a great pick

RedThat
07-09-2005, 08:49 PM
ahhh, ok...now I remember hoping he would fall...


shit, you guys got Gold in the 2nd...we got Bartee....

they also got Kenoy Kennedy...Kennedy and Gold, not a bad 2nd rd draft for the Donks that year.

RedThat
07-09-2005, 08:52 PM
maybe our worst draft pick ever, unless Sims never wakes up...but we got Wesley in the 3rd from a tiny school..that was a great pick

I agree. it ranks right up there as far as worst picks go. I think we have to consider Blackedge and Jenkins there for sure.

Wesley was a great pick, even since he came from a small school

DJay23
07-09-2005, 09:38 PM
Seahawks, as birds, don't have large brains. Thus the stupidity.

Miles
07-09-2005, 09:46 PM
I think part of it may be that they dont want to get locked into a long term deal on a RB that will be 28 before the sart of the season.

Still it seems like they could sign him to a deal that would be cap friendly to cut him after 2-3 yrs into it and still get him the signing bonus he wants.

This whole deal with Alexander seems to fit right into the WTF are they doing feel Sea has.

DTLB58
07-09-2005, 10:09 PM
Alexander is a much better RB than Hasselbeck is a QB but they signed him to a long term deal.......I don't get it :shake: The only thing Hasselbeck has been consistent at is bad. He is only a medicore QB in the NFL and Alexander is a T.D. machine. WTF is wrong with Holmgren anyways???

Now that I'm thinking about it does this go back to the final game last season when Alexander could have had the rushing title and they didn't give him the ball on the last drive nearly as much as they could have?

Dr. Facebook Fever
07-09-2005, 10:12 PM
Alexander is a much better RB than Hasselbeck is a QB but they signed him to a long term deal.......I don't get it :shake: The only thing Hasselbeck has been consistent at is bad. He is only a medicore QB in the NFL and Alexander is a T.D. machine. WTF is wrong with Holmgren anyways???


I've been convinced for a long time now that Holmgren's success in Green Bay had a lot more to do with Favre than it did Holmgren. I think he's no better than an average coach.

Valiant
07-09-2005, 10:17 PM
Im sorry, if I am Alexander and I know I only need one yard to get the title and my sorry ****ing coach will not put me in for one attempt I would be pissed... Especially if Martin played before me... Hell how do you think TonyG got the record???

DJay23
07-09-2005, 10:25 PM
I've been convinced for a long time now that Holmgren's success in Green Bay had a lot more to do with Favre than it did Holmgren. I think he's no better than an average coach.
Paging Mr. ShanahaN.

alanm
07-09-2005, 11:10 PM
Bartee was even projected to be drafted according to some scouts. Even if he was, he woulda been like a 6th or 7th rder. Apparently, the Chiefs really reached for him. I dont know what our FO was doing at the time before he was selected...They musta smoked some real heavy sh*t.
Smoked? hell.. They were drunk on their ass. :cuss: :banghead: :cuss: :banghead:

Pitt Gorilla
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
yeah, that was a bad scene...I really liked him as a player but that was ugly...

am I wrong in thinking that was the draft we took Sly Morris and Alexander slipped down to Seattle?Slipped? I'm pretty sure Alexander was the guy we wanted. It stunk to see Seattle take him just ahead of us (we REALLY needed a good back).

Dr. Facebook Fever
07-10-2005, 08:50 AM
Slipped? I'm pretty sure Alexander was the guy we wanted. It stunk to see Seattle take him just ahead of us (we REALLY needed a good back).
Especially since they treat him like a second class citizen now that they have him.

RedThat
07-10-2005, 08:56 AM
If we come to think of it now, aren't some of you happy that we didn't get Alexander?

I'd rather have Holmes too be honest.

Had the Chiefs got Alexander, we woulda never seen those 27 TDs, and those consistent 1500yd seasons from Holmes and so forth.

I'm happy the way that panned out. On the other hand, I'm terribly disappointed that we selected Bartee in the 2nd rd :banghead:

Dr. Facebook Fever
07-10-2005, 08:57 AM
If we come to think of it now, aren't some of you happy that we didn't get Alexander?

I'd rather have Holmes too be honest.


yes... just regret the Bartee pick.